Some media reported that we had a blue moon – a second blue moon in a calendar month – in December.
But the ODT contacted Dunedin Astronomical Society president Peter Jaquiery who said while that was the case in some parts of the world it wasn’t in New Zealand.
“There is a trap,” Mr Jaquiery said.
Astronomers work in Greenwich Mean Time.
But the different time zones for New Zealand meant by the time the full moon occurred, New Zealand would have slipped into a new day, and in this case, a new month and a new year.
That means we’ll get a blue moon at the end of this month and this morning, the first moon of the month was almost pink.